Earth Day Celebration 2017

earthSaturday, April 22, 2017
9 AM - 4 PM
at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve 

near Barneveld, Wisconsin

Coordinated by Ashleigh

Have you heard the buzz? This Earth Day, the Circle Sanctuary community will welcome in the new Blessed Bees Apiary with workshops about beekeeping, meadmaking, community-building, and more. Join us for a day on the land, and maybe even stay the night!


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Featured Presenters

 Meredith Beckman
Meredith Beckman

 Rev. Selena Fox
Rev. Selena Fox



9:00 am Open for Arrivals
9:30 am Earth Day Welcome with Rev. Selena Fox
Overview of Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, its environmental work, & its connections with Earth Day 2017
10 am

Mead Making 101 with Brad Allen in the Summer Kitchen
Learn to use the tools needed to make mead, the ingredients used, names for different varieties, and how to cold brew mead in this informational workshop with Brad. There will be mead sampling during this workshop: you must be 21 have a photo ID to attend.

Spring Nature Hike with Reed Cockrell at the Barn Steps
Circle's resident naturalist, Reed, will lead us through the beautiful and sacred land that is Circle Sanctuary. All ages welcome!

11 am

Earth Day Ritual with Rev. Selena Fox
Celebrating Earth Day, Supporting Environmental Studies & March for Science, & Honoring Nature with words, songs, meditation, & Nature communion.  Meet at the barn steps & walk the land to the Stone Circle. 

Noon Picnic Lunch 
1 pm

Bee the Change with Meredith Beckman in the Temple Room
Wild and domestic bees are dying off in alarming numbers. Meredith will explain why bees are important, discuss some of the main causes behind the disappearance of bees, and offer simple solutions we can all do to help save the bees. Meredith will also introduce the community to the Blessed Bees Apiary, a brand-new beekeeping initiative at Circle Sanctuary.

Beehive Art & Energy with Kate Franzmann in the Summer Kitchen
Join us to see what all the buzz is about as we decorate beehives; adding beauty and cooperative spirit to enhance the magic bees will bring to Circle's new hives!

2 pm

Papier Mache Globes with Kate Franzmann in the Summer Kitchen
Put your hopes for a healthy planet into a colorful Earth ornament made from embellished papier mache. Messy fun for all ages!

3 pm Closing Circle & Earth Day Every Day
In this conclusion to our public Earth Day celebration, we will explore some ways each of us help with environmental awareness, networking & action in daily life.



What to Bring:

  • Comfortable & sturdy shoes for Nature walks.
  • Sturdy outdoor clothing and an optional change of clothes (some activities will allow you to interface directly with nature, which can be very rewarding but occasionally messy).
  • Snacks to contribute to the snack table for mid-day refreshment.
  • Drum, rattle, or other rhythm instrument for the ceremony (optional).
  • Gardening gloves for plant gathering (optional).
  • Picnic blanket or camping chair as weather permitting some workshops may be held outside (optional).
  • Stone or rock to leave at the Stone Circle (optional).



Other Earth Day Weekend Events

Following the conclusion of our public Earth Day Celebration at 4pm, there will be some other activities on Saturday late afternoon & evening for Circle Sanctuary members & associates. Contact the Circle Sanctuary office by email or phone for more information.

In addition, there will be a public celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Pentacle Quest Victory at Circle Cemetery on Sunday morning, April 23 at 11 am.




For any questions, please contact the Circle Office at


Please help us with our planning by pre-registering through the form below.  Registration is FREE.